Liberal, KS

Now: 97 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 104 °F | Lo: 70 °F

Sunday

Hi: 91 °F 

Lo: 65 °F

Monday

Hi: 82 °F 

Lo: 59 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 82 °F 

Lo: 59 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 88 °F 

Lo: 64 °F

Thursday

Hi: 94 °F 

Lo: 66 °F

Hostess Closing Its Doors

KSCB News - November 16, 2012 8:14 am

Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers.

The Irving, Texas, company says a nationwide worker strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products at several locations.

Hostess had warned employees that it would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell assets if plant operations didn’t return to normal levels by Thursday evening.

The privately held company filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, its second trip through bankruptcy court in less than a decade.

 

Latest Stories

Governor appoints Mark A.Simpson to 7th district court vacancy

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Mark A. Simpson, Lawrence, Kan., to fill the district court vacancy created...

Oklahoma Governor Calls For Audit

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister are calling for an investigative audit of...

New Bank Commisioner appointed by Gov. Kelly

Governor Laura Kelly appointed David Herndon as Bank Commissioner for the state of Kansas. The commissioner oversees the Office of the State...